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Asia's Youth Advocates

July 7th, 2021

In the Asia region, Terre des Hommes Netherlands has networks of child clubs promoting its work of child protection, safety, and empowerment. In these communities, there are hundreds of child advocates, youth leaders/volunteers, and agents of change that raise awareness on issues of child exploitation. Learn more about our future leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, and the Philippines!

Enabling Disability

Catherine faced disability when she was 3 years old. Her parents could not afford medical treatment. Catherine became a victim of bullying and discrimination because of her physical condition. However, that does not stop her from fighting for child exploitation, especially online sexual exploitation of children.  She has been working to shut down those issues in her community.

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Aradhya Changing the Narrative

Aradhya was married off by her parent at a young age. Unfortunately, she lost her husband and became hopeless. Through the IMAGE project’s surveys, Aradhya was identified in her community. She joined the child club and learned about child rights.

Aradhya became a spokesperson in her village in preventing child marriage.

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Din wants to promote child participation in his community

Din is one of our child club members from, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Din is also participated in a campaign called "Protect the Children, Protect the Future". He wanted to promote child rights and child participation to his community members.


Carl’s Development as a Confident Changemaker

Carl is a leader of the Agent of Change for Children and Teens (ACT) group in the Philippines. His group is supported by FORGE, a Terre des Hommes Netherlands partner in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. His desire to support his peers have helped him personally transform into a prominent advocate for children’s rights.

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Sok Liv aims to Work for Children

Sok Liv is a youth volunteer from Cambodia. She had been supporting Terre des Hommes Netherlands Working Actively Together for Children (WATCH) project.


Sravanthi Becoming a Leader

Fifteen-year-old Sravanthi from the village of Ambatpally in Telangana, India grew up seeing girls being discriminated against. Sravanthi believes that the root cause of child exploitation is the lack of access and importance given to education, and girls experience these issues worse than boys. The dents in the rural infrastructure system also contributes to this issue.

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Kimsan, A Future Leader

Kimsan is an intern for Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ office in Siem Reap, Cambodia. As a former Youth Leader, she had been supporting TdH-NL staff in the protection of children from sexual exploitation in the tourism sector and online.

Vio’s Inspiration to Help Other Children

Vio is a Child Rights Advocate of Yayasan Embun Pelangi (YEP), a Terre des Hommes partner in Indonesia. Since 2019, she has dedicated her time in being a voice for other children as a Chairman of RAEKSA, a child-led group that empowers children and youth.

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